Added reply in a thread XR's Let's see em ! 2/23/2020 4:25 PM

After racing 125 2-strokes the past two years, I decided to try something a little...different.. for 2020. Today was my first ride on a bike that started life as a 1980 XR500, and it was an absolute blast.

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Added reply in a thread 1979 Yz250 Info-value-opinions 2/14/2020 5:44 PM

If you want to really get fired up about riding it.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMVdED0zolo

Added reply in a thread Are 125s universally fun? 4/22/2019 11:41 AM

When I raced both 125 and 250 two-strokes last year, I would always be more excited about taking that 125 off the stand and hitting the track. Now, the only times I want to ride a bigger bike are in deep sand or mud.

Added reply in a thread CALVMX AND AHRMA NATIONAL AT PERRIS 2-17-2019 2/24/2019 8:45 PM

Congrats barnett!! Double class wins are awesome! Glad to see it was finally dry enough to race. We'll be heading to round 3 in Florida next month. Surely I couldn't get rained out on both coasts, could I?? Nah....

Added reply in a thread CALVMX AND AHRMA NATIONAL AT PERRIS 2-17-2019 2/19/2019 2:39 PM

Well...that sucked. Got to my bud's house in Huntington Beach on Thursday and it's 45 degrees and pissing rain. By mid-afternoon, the race had been cancelled. So...with little hope of doing ANY riding over the weekend, we decide to cut our losses by ... more »

Added reply in a thread CALVMX AND AHRMA NATIONAL AT PERRIS 2-17-2019 2/5/2019 10:42 PM

Our pit area at AZ Cycle Park.

Added reply in a thread CALVMX AND AHRMA NATIONAL AT PERRIS 2-17-2019 2/5/2019 10:37 PM

Yep, made the Arizona race and had a great time. I don't know the exact attendance, but heard several mention the entries being around 300-320. Majority were vintage, but surprisingly (given past numbers for this race) there were quite a few post-vintage ... more »

Added reply in a thread CALVMX AND AHRMA NATIONAL AT PERRIS 2-17-2019 2/5/2019 9:27 PM

Thanks for the vid CD! Track looks like it has some fun vintage style jumps. Arizona gave me an idea how hard and slick some of those turns can be when everyone uses the same path.

Added reply in a thread CALVMX AND AHRMA NATIONAL AT PERRIS 2-17-2019 1/29/2019 8:37 AM

I've noticed in several of the videos the track conditions you've mentioned, that the insides of the turns were still mushy while everyone was using a single line around the outside. That sucks, but it is what it is, and I'll still be stoked to be there. ... more »

Added reply in a thread CALVMX AND AHRMA NATIONAL AT PERRIS 2-17-2019 1/25/2019 9:36 AM

Thanks for the video link; getting fired up to ride now! We're both late 50's dudes riding 125's, mostly because they are still the most fun bikes on the planet and....it always feels like you are going very fast whether you are or not; haha. My buddy ... more »

Added reply in a thread Got the bike, got the jersey and now I have the 1/25/2019 9:05 AM

Oops, I meant to type Kent, not Stack. Maybe you can dress up a mannequin with that gear and have it standing next to the bike. I'm sure Kent wouldn't think that's creepy at all.

Added reply in a thread Got the bike, got the jersey and now I have the 1/25/2019 5:33 AM

Joe might need it to get into those pants!

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Added reply in a thread CALVMX AND AHRMA NATIONAL AT PERRIS 2-17-2019 1/25/2019 5:11 AM

We'll roll into SoCal on Thursday morning, Feb 14th. Have never ridden any of the current tracks. My last time to ride in Cali was around 1975 when I rode Indian Dunes on Friday night and Saddleback Saturday! The goal was to also race Carlsbad on Sunday ... more »

Added reply in a thread CALVMX AND AHRMA NATIONAL AT PERRIS 2-17-2019 1/24/2019 10:22 PM

My buddy and I will be there. We're trying to talk some more Texans into it, but no commitments yet. We both ride 125's; he in GP and Ultima Intermediate and myself in GP and Ultima Expert. From what I hear of the PV scene for West Coast ahrma, we may ... more »

Added reply in a thread 70's Cool 1/2/2019 4:31 PM

And speaking of parents dropping off their kids... mine dropped me and two buddies (with our motorcycles!) off for a couple of WEEKS of the summer when we were all about 13. We slept in a pop-up located in a campground that was part of a retirement community, ... more »

Added reply in a thread 70's Cool 1/2/2019 4:09 PM

Girls hitchhiking certainly brings up a memory. 14 years old, hanging out in the pits at Rio Bravo one Saturday night before a Sunday race, I meet a couple girls that said they'd come visit me in Beaumont (about 90 minutes from Rio) sometime. I didn't ... more »

Added reply in a thread Yamahauler 11/21/2018 4:46 PM

That seat is AWESOME!! Maybe not too late to stencil "YAMAHA" in the middle of the upper black part? (same look as the YZ seat covers). Either way, this whole project is off the charts cool. Keep us posted on the next steps/plans.

Added reply in a thread Yamahauler 10/16/2018 2:03 PM

How about a variation on #3. Leave the lower seat (under your legs) all black, but done in non-slip motorcycle seat material. Switch the colors seen for the back of #3 to have smooth black on top and yellow in the middle. On that black top part, be sure ... more »

Added reply in a thread Post Vintage Suspension Work 8/8/2018 8:25 PM

I had very good customer service and performance results with Eric and Brad Harvey at NorCal Vintage Racing. I was always able to communicate with one of them and they can anodize your shock body/forks as well as tune everything up with RT components.

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Added reply in a thread Happy 40th YZ 125 5/14/2018 2:50 PM

Ledger, the tank is the original plastic; painted. The bike was a garage queen before I got it, so painting the tank and fenders was ok for that purpose. I bought it to race, though, so the fenders didn't last long. The paint on the tank is holding up ... more »